Ossoli Circle is a Charter Member of
General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Founded in 1890

General Federated Women’s Club’s of TN, Founded in 1896

The Clubhouse was built for GFWC Ossoli Circle in 1933 and is on
the National Register of Historic Places

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The Suffrage Coalition erected a life-size, bronze statue in Market Square (Knoxville, Tennessee) featuring three Tennessee suffragists: Lizzie Crozier French (Ossoli Circle Founder) of Knoxville, Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville, and Elizabeth Avery Meriwether of Memphis.

Ossoli Circle
2511 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10892
Knoxville, TN 37939

Ossoli Circle members enjoy service projects, excellent educational programs, wonderful meals, fellowship, benefit parties and conduct business meetings.

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2019 Officer Installation

Charotte Miller, Installation Chair; Kim Overman, 2nd Vice President; Wanda Taylor, President-elect; Janie Bitner, President; Nancy Christmas, Recording Secretary; Carol Lovingood-Heirs Corresponding Secretary; Susan Fowlkes, Treasurer

What's Happening!

In light of the CDC and local guidelines, our Ossoli Circle Board of Directors Executive Committee has changed the date we resume meetings and programs at Ossoli Circle to May 2, 2020.

The following will be our schedule:

  • May 2 – Smoky Mtn. District Meeting at Ossoli Club House
  • May 4 – Appalachian Assistance Scholarships at 10:30 and Business Meeting at 11:30
  • May 8 – Ossoli Circle Retreat at Elkmont
  • May 11 – White Linen Luncheon
  • May 18– Intallation

On May 16th there will be a Reception honoring Lizzie Crozier French and Mary Ruden’s bronze bust of Lizzie. Reception at Ossoli Circle Clubhouse from 5:00 to 7:00

GFWC of TN Spring Convention July 18, Drury Hotel, Franklin, TN.

President Bitner named TN GFWC Outstanding Clubwoman for 2019!

Nancy Carman, Vice President of
TN GFWC presents Janie Bitner
with award.

Updated on March 24, 2020

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